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BIKE RESOURCES AND EVENTS                                                        

Best Routes to SMC

Plan your bike route to utilize low volume, low speed streets and incorporate routes with bike lanes when possible.
Ocean Park Blvd. 11th Street
Broadway Street 16th Street
Pearl Street 17th Street
Venice Blvd. 20th Street
Local Bike Paths - City of Santa Monica Bike Map and Safety information.
Bike Parking Plan.pdf - Bike Parking Master Plan at SMC

Due to SMC’s high bike ridership, we are a target for bike theft. The easiest way to protect your bike against theft is to properly lock your bike. See this our Stop Bike Theft Info - Kryptonite.pdfStop Bike Theft Info - Kryptonite.pdf  for more information. Don’t forget to register your bike with the
SMC police department. This will ensure your bike gets back to you if it is impounded or stolen.

Santa Monica College has an active bicycle community. Riding your bike is a great alternative to sitting in traffic and then looking for a parking space…especially with gas prices on the rise! However, biking in Los Angeles can be challenging. Be sure to plan ahead by mapping the safest route possible and following basic safety measures listed below. Thanks to Cliff Bar for their generous support of Bike SMC!

Join the SMC bike club:the bike park.jpg 

FREE Bike Repair Tutorials & Bike Safety Outreach Tent  
We're currently looking for bike mechanics to help staff this tent in the SMC Bike Park. Please send an email to if you are interested and qualified. You could be paid or get credit!

Safety Tips 

We can make bicycling safer for all by observing the following safety tips:

* Always wear a helmet
* Obey all traffic controls: these go on your permanent driving record and are very expensive
* At night, make sure you are visible with a head and rear light, it's not only good sense, it's the law!
* Ride your bicycle near the right-hand edge of the road
* Never carry another person on your bicycle
* Always use hand signals when turning or stopping
* Bike defensively: look out for cars at cross street, driveways, and parking places
* Be careful when checking traffic and don’t swerve when looking over your shoulder
* Give pedestrians the right-of-way
* Keep your bicycle in good condition
* Always ride carefully                                                                    
Remember a bicycle is a vehicle. Just like automobiles we are required to follow and abide by all local and state laws. Bicyclists share a complex traffic environment with other larger forms of transportation. Work together to keep everyone safe! Click to learn about Sharrows and how motorists should be sharing the road​.
Additional safety tips:
Resources and Services  
SMC Campus Policebikeclubmainfoto.jpg
310-434-4300 •
Register your bike and report collisions.
SMC Center for Environmental and Urban Studies
310-434-3911 •
Stocks basic bike repair tools and repair kits. Learn how to join the movement by finding an environmentally focused club or
just come and learn how to reduce your eco footprint! 
SMC Associated Students
Student Life Office, Cayton Center, Rm #202 (above cafeteria)
310 434-4250
AS fee supports sustainability, pay it and ride the BBB for FREE and get other awesome services!
SM Bike Center
310-656-8500 •
Full-service bike commuting facility (largest in the U.S.)
Showers, lockers, towel service, mechanic services, secure bike
parking, bike rentals, bike tours, & Segway tours.IMG_0235[1].JPG
Rack and ride with the BBB
All Big Blue Buses have racks that accommodate most bikes, including kids’ bikes (but not tandems).
Bikes are not allowed
inside the bus. The
Big blue bus is FREE to SMC students with
a valid student A.S. Member ID.
634 S Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90014
213-629-2142 •
Local Chapter: SM Spoke
213-626-2141 •
The LACBC Bicycle Resource guide is filled with helpful information about all things related to cycling.
FREE bike repair assistance with valid SMC ID including AS membership sticker.
Stop by the Center for Environmental and Urban Studies to learn more about biking SMC!

A special THANK YOU to CLIF for their ongoing support!



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